Judging Criteria & FAQs


Judging criteria

Grants are selected by a panel of judges, who take the following into consideration when selecting winners:

  1. Votes: The number of votes received demonstrates the level of community support for an entry. The size of the community supporting your application will be taken into account. For example, a country school is likely to be supported by a much smaller community (and potential voting audience) than a larger urban school.
  2. Information provided: Your application must clearly demonstrate why you are a worthy recipient of a grant. The information provided in each application is considered in conjunction with votes in the judging process. Highlighting exactly why your school, club, team or you personally deserve a grant helps judges assess the application
  3. Supporting material: Images and videos may be submitted to support grant entries. Making the effort to supply supporting material demonstrates to judges your enthusiasm for winning a grant.
  4. Location: Winners are selected from throughout New Zealand to ensure ANZ is supporting netball in the communities the bank services around the country.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who can apply for an ANZ Grant?

A: The ANZ Grant Scheme is open to all schools, netball clubs, social teams, players and fans in New Zealand.

Q: How do I know which category to apply for?

A: The ANZ Grant Scheme has three applicant categories: Schools & Clubs (any team or club affiliated with a school, junior or senior clubs or teams and academies at any level), Social Teams (teams playing in social competitions, includes indoor netball) and Fans (individual players and netball fans).

Q: Can I apply as an individual?

A: You can apply as an individual under the Fan category. Fans can apply for netball gear via the social team gear grant, ANZ Championship tickets, or other request via the Custom Grant application (up to $5,000).

Q: Can I apply for more than one grant?

A: You can select only one grant from the list provided that you think would benefit your team or club most. If you have a specific request outside of these grants, you can apply for a Custom Grant.

Q: Can I put in more than one application for my team/club?

A: Multiple applications for the same team or club, by the same person, will be dismissed. Different people from the same team or club can make an application; however winning entries will only be awarded one grant.

Q: What grants can I apply for?

Clubs and Schools can apply for a uniform grant, school and senior equipment grants, court equipment grant or a custom grant.
Social Teams and Players can apply for ANZ Championship tickets, a uniform grant, a social team gear grant or a custom grant (up to $5,000)
Fans can apply for a social team gear grant, ANZ Championship tickets, or a custom grant (up to $5,000)

Q: Is there a price limit for grants?

A: All standard grants have a set price and cannot be altered. However the Custom Grant will accept grant requests up to the value of $5,000.

Q: The grant I want isn’t on the list of standard grants. Can I still apply?

A: A number of bespoke grants will be awarded in the ANZ Grant Scheme. If you have a specific request that isn’t covered in the standard grants (i.e. court re-surfacing, clubhouse renovations, etc), please apply for a Custom Grant and detail your request.

Q: Can I change one of the standard gear grants?

A: Standard gear grants cannot be changed. If you have a specific request outside of these grants, you can apply for a Custom Grant.

Q: What happens if I apply without uploading a photo or video?

A: Your application will still be judged, however submitting supporting material like images or a video gives the judges a better insight into why you, your club or team deserves a grant.

Q: How important are votes for my application?

A: Votes are looked at as part of the judging process, however they are only one of many factors taken into consideration. For more information on the judging criteria, click here

Q: When can I submit an ANZ grant application?

A: Entries for the ANZ Grant Scheme opened on Monday 3 February 2014 and will close at 11.59pm on Tuesday 3 June 2014.

Q: When will successful ANZ Grant Scheme applications be announced?

A: There are four rounds of winner announcements throughout the ANZ Grant Scheme:

Round one: Monday 14 March 2014
Round two: Monday 11 April 2014
Round three: Monday 9 May 2014
Round four: Monday 6 June 2014

Winners will be contacted by email initially and can be found by using the Winners filter in the grant application gallery

Q: I was a grant scheme winner last year. Can I submit another application this year?

A: The ANZ Grant Scheme receives a high number of worthy applicants each year and we want to make sure as many people as possible benefit from a grant. We encourage you to still apply, however priority will be given to those who have not received a grant in the past two years.

Q: How will I know that my application has been received?

A: You will receive an automatic email to confirm your application has been successfully uploaded.

Q: Will I get notified if my application has not been successful?

A: Only successful ANZ Grant Scheme applicants will be notified via email. To see who has won a grant, check the Winners filter in the grant application gallery.

Q: How old do you have to be to apply for a grant?

A: There is no age restriction for grant applicants. However, applicants under the age of 18 will need to provide contact details for a parent or guardian.

Q: What information do the judges want to know?

A: The judges want to know why you think you deserve a grant and any interesting information that supports your application. If you are part of a team it is also helpful to let us know the age range, number of players and level you play at.

Q: Who can I contact if I have questions about the ANZ Grant Scheme or application process?

A: If you have any further questions, you can email grantscheme@info.anz.co.nz